Search and rescue work at a collapsed building in Osmaniye, Turkey, on February 6.

Photo: Muzaffer Cagliyaner/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

The 7.8 magnitude quake, which had its epicenter on Monday in Turkey, has left at least 5,261 dead and 25,000 injured in that nation and neighboring Syria.

During a speech in Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in Turkey the number of deaths from the earthquake rose to at least 3,549.

The president declared a state of emergency in 10 provinces for three months.

According to the White Helmets, as the Syrian Civil Defense is known and operates in rebel-held territories, hundreds of families remain trapped under rubble in the northwest.

The group noted that more than 210 buildings have completely collapsed in that region.

Unicef ​​spokesman James Elder told a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday that thousands of homes have been destroyed by the quake, “displacing families and exposing them to the elements at a time of year when temperatures regularly drop below freezing. freezing point and snow and freezing rain are common.”

Elder stated that "dozens of schools, hospitals, and other medical and educational facilities have been damaged or destroyed by the earthquakes."

(With information from CNN in Spanish)